By Kim Fuller Published in Elevation Outdoors
“I’m not an ER doctor, so I try to spend time shadowing docs here in the ER before an expedition to brush up on those emergency skills.”
Metcalfe has climbed every 14,000-foot peak in Colorado, and she successfully summited Everest in May 2016. She says more mountaineering trips are definitely in her future.
“I think you can be a doctor and climb, but it’s really hard,” she says. “I want my next expedition to be focused on climbing, and then I think I’ll be ready to go back and be a doctor.”